Designing out discomfort

5th of May 2014
Designing out discomfort

Like so many industry sectors, cleaning has benefitted from advances in technology and design that have made the work of cleaning professionals easier and safer. More and more products are being developed that not only protect workers from injury and strain, they also help them clean quicker too, boosting productivity and return on investment

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Difficult times in school services

5th of May 2014
Difficult times in school services

Government cuts are bringing uncertainty about the cleaning of schools in Italy, reports Anna Garbagna.

There is uncertainty about cleaning services for 4,000 school buildings across Italy - a reduction in personnel of around 11,000 operatives and a tax of about 15 million euros will weigh on companies following the government’s decision.

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New era of floor care - floor polishing

2nd of May 2014
New era of floor care - floor polishing

Keeping floors in top shape is essential for maintaining an appearance of cleanliness, minimizing abrasions and reducing slip-and-fall hazards. However, certain maintenance methods like stripping and refinishing can be problematic for facilities, writes Michelle Boulanger, global portfolio manager - floor care chemicals at Diversey

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No more room for bad service

2nd of May 2014
No more room for bad service

Despite pointers that EU economies are on the mend, consumer spending continues to decline across much of the region as incomes fail to keep pace with rising living costs. In response, businesses are having to look at how they can better engage with their customers in greatly depleted markets. Hartley Milner reports on some of the strategies being

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Sustainability - good for business

2nd of May 2014
Sustainability - good for business

The French cleaning industry is discovering that sustainability policies can result in benefits to the bottom line, reports Christian Bouzols.

The French cleaning industry is finding ways to make environmental protection tie in with savings. After all, companies are faced with constantly changing regulations, rises in the cost of fuel, climate

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How to avoid dirty school toilets?

29th of April 2014
How to avoid dirty school toilets?

Our correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, reports from Denmark. In this small Scandinavian country, the Council for Better Hygiene has organised the National School Toilet Day to highlight the importance of clean school toilets.

Did you ever try holding it in for a couple of hours? Four, five, six hours? So long that your stomach starts

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